There’s plenty to do this week. Here’s some of what we recommend:
Mon 3/27: Thomas Frank discusses his book Listen Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? at Seminary Co-op (5751 N. Woodlawn). 6 PM
Mon 3/27: Five local comics artists were paired with local pastry chefs to create a work of art inspired by a dessert for Comics & Pastries Collide at Martyrs’ (3855 N. Lincoln). All sweets are available for tasting, and the pieces will be auctioned off to support Common Threads. 6-9 PM
3/27-4/2: It’s no secret that Chicago is home to some of the world’s most talented improv actors. The Chicago Improv Festival celebrates them with a weeklong series of events across the city, ranging from musical comedy to long-form and dramatic and experimental performances. Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, and Dan Harmon headline the fest.
Tue 3/28: Taco Tuesday at Lagunitas Brewery (1843 S. Washtenaw), which includes tacos from Taqueria Los Comales and music by Pool Holograph, raises funds for Deborah’s Place, an organization that provides support for homeless women. 5:30 PM
Tue 3/28: This month the Girl Talk, the talk show that features “Chicago women doing cool things,” invites Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx to discuss topics such as working in the male-dominated justice system at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). 6:30 PM
Wed 3/29: Civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson discusses political and social developments since the presidential election at UIC Student Center East (750 S. Halsted). Noon
Wed 3/29: Comedian Greg Proops stops by Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln) for a live recording of his podcast, The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast. 8 PM
Thu 3/30: This celebration at Cafe Mustache (2313 N. Milwaukee) of the independent arts journal Fields magazine features readings and performances from local artists including Daniela Olszewska, Forced Into Femininity, and Sarah Squirm. 8 PM
Thu 3/30: SlutTalk presents Kiss & Tell, a storytelling show about love, sex, and dating at the Owl (2521 N. Milwaukee). 9:30 PM
3/30-7/9: “Zhang Peili: Record. Repeat.” at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan) is a comprehensive look at the work of video artist Zhang Peili, from his first pieces in the 1980s to videos made in the 2000s.
For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.